Government Data, Collaboration, and Social Entrepreneurship at SXSW Interactive

This weekend, I have the extreme pleasure of moderating two sessions at SXSW Interactive: a Future 15 session on government and technology on Saturday starting at 11:00 a.m. AND a panel on Data-Driven Government on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

The latter panel features Aneesh Chopra, the first Federal Chief Technology Officer of the United States, and Matt Lira, the Director of New Media for the Office of Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Data-Driven Government isn’t just about the information. We’ll spend most of the time talking about ways government can create a collaborative relationship with social entrepreneurs to better solve the country’s problems.

As Matt Lira mentioned to me earlier today, “Collaboration is something our generation knows very well. Some of the most successful businesses collaborate with their key stakeholders and consumers.”

It’s obvious to the GovLoop community that innovators have already starting doing this across many branches of government, but sometimes those efforts aren’t always obvious to our key stakeholders: citizens, constituents, and voters across the country.

Aneesh Chopra will use part of his time at SXSW to talk about the Administration’s Startup America initiative that will help accelerate entrepreneurship throughout the United States.

What do you think about the initiative?

Do you have a question or an idea for Aneesh and Matt?

Ask me over Twitter, and I’ll pass your questions and ideas onto the panel. I’m @JulieG, and you can use the hashtags #suasxsw and #startupamerica.

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